This collage was a personal challenge to create a collage using only neutrals. Usually when I start out with that as my goal, I get to a point where I feel like I have to add a splash of color to make it "pop". This time I decided I would re-work the collage if necessary, rather than succumbing to the use of color to make the collage viable. Surprisingly, this collage went together fairly quickly, and I am happy with the result.
It is good to stretch our creativity --- with different color palettes, techniques, subject matter, etc. That is what keeps our art fresh and helps us grow as artists.